A GARAGE planned for an Ambleside house has been approved, although 14 neighbouring households objected.

The Lake District National Park Authority gave the go-ahead to plans by Mr P and Mrs K Carter, of Stockghyll Court, to build a double garage on their parking space.

Neighbours stated their objections in three letters, saying the piece of land has been used by residents and visitors "on a goodwill basis" and has proven "invaluable" for car washing, turning and parking for contractors. They said the entrance and exit to the site would become unsafe.

However, LDNPA planner Anthea Jones told the development control committee, in a report, that there was no evidence of a change to safety. She said Mr and Mrs Carter owned the land, and the new garage would not be overbearing or block neighbours' light.